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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s videos feature our leading scientists highlighting the latest advances in biomedical research. Our investigators explain how recent developments in genetics, biology, and other areas of science contribute to better treatments for cancer patients.

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Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research 2013: Introduction with Memorial Sloan Kettering’s President and CEO (Part 1 of 4)

Craig Thompson welcomes high school students to the eighth annual Memorial Sloan Kettering Major Trends in Modern Cancer lecture.

14:49 minutes 06/20/2014 - 1:10 PM
The Cancer Epigenome: Biology’s New Frontier (Part 2 of 4) 2013

Leukemia expert Omar Abdel-Wahab says new therapies that reverse epigenetics — chemical changes within cells that drive gene expression — are being combined with conventional chemotherapy drugs to silence cancer-causing genes and treat some cancers.

28:39 minutes 06/20/2014 - 1:02 PM
Travels on the Bi-Orient Express: Cell Division in Normal Cells and in Cancer (Part 3 of 4) 2013

Scientist Emily Foley discusses the mechanics of cell division and its relevance to developing new cancer treatments.

30:29 minutes 06/20/2014 - 1:00 PM
Zebrafish Melanoma: From Initiation to Metastasis (Part 4 of 4)

Oncologist and cancer biologist Richard White explains how his research with genetically modified zebrafish, which reproduce quickly and are optically transparent, has shed light on how melanoma and other cancers spread.

29:12 minutes 06/20/2014 - 12:50 PM
2012 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering President and CEO Craig Thompson along with neuropathologist Jason Huse and immunologist Morgan Huse explain how recent developments contribute to better treatments for cancer patients.

01/22/2013 - 12:20 PM
Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research 2012: Discussion with Memorial Sloan Kettering’s President (Part 1 or 3)

Memorial Sloan Kettering President and CEO Craig B. Thompson welcomes attendees to the seventh annual Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research lecture for high school students and introduces the speakers.

31:12 minutes 01/22/2013 - 12:15 PM
Seeing Order in Chaos: How Molecular Pathology Facilitates the Personalization of Cancer Treatment (Part 2 of 3) 2012

Neuropathologist Jason Huse discusses personalized medicine and how studying the molecular pathology of patients’ tumors can lead to new therapies.

31:32 minutes 01/22/2013 - 11:50 AM
Which Way Is Up?: How T Cells Adjust Their Orientation to Selectively Mount Immune Responses (Part 3 of 3)

Immunologist Morgan Huse discusses how the orientation of T cells — a type of white blood cell — affects the way they mount an immune response.

34:13 minutes 01/22/2013 - 11:45 AM
2011 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering President and CEO Craig Thompson along with cancer biologist Andrea Ventura, molecular biologist Iestyn Whitehouse, and developmental biologist Jennifer Zallen explain how recent developments contribute to better treatments for cancer patients.

110:45 minutes 11/09/2011 - 6:00 AM
Why We All Don't Get Cancer (Part 1 of 3) 2010

Craig B. Thompson, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses new ways to think about cancer and how cancer arises in human beings.

32:00 minutes 02/11/2011 - 5:00 PM
How Molecules Work to Make and Shape a Cell : Insights into Tissue Development and Homeostasis (Part 2 of 3) 2010

Developmental biologist Mary K. Baylies discusses the mechanisms that drive cells and how genetic approaches in flies have allowed us to find the fundamental genes and mechanisms driving muscle morphogenesis.

37:00 minutes 02/11/2011 - 5:00 PM
Finding Needles in the Haystack: Making Inroads into the Cancer Genome (Part 3 of 3) 2010

Physician-scientist Timothy A. Chan discusses cancer genomics at the forefront of cancer research and how developments have allowed researchers to discover what goes wrong in cancer faster than and more thoroughly.

39:00 minutes 02/11/2011 - 5:00 PM
Introduction by Memorial Sloan Kettering President Harold Varmus (Part 1 of 3) 2009

Harold Varmus, co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, has served as the President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since January 2000. Watch Dr. Varmus introduce the seminar’s senior investigators.

04:19 minutes 12/30/2009 - 4:00 PM
How Modern Genomic Techniques Can Be Used to Identify Novel Mutations in Human Cancers and to Develop Molecularly Targeted Therapies (Part 2 of 3) 2009

Physician-scientist, Ross Levine, discusses how the study of genomic techniques can lead to the development of new treatments.

40:38 minutes 12/30/2009 - 4:00 PM
How Imaging Techniques Play an Important role in Cancer Drug Discovery as well as in Screening, Tumor Characterization, and Assessment of Treatment Responses (Part 3 of 3) 2009

Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Lawrence Schwartz, discusses the role of imaging in detection, characterization, staging, and in assessing the response to therapy in cancer treatment.

36:34 minutes 12/30/2009 - 4:00 PM
Introduction by Memorial Sloan Kettering President Harold Varmus (Part 1 of 5) 2008

Harold Varmus, co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, has served as the President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since January 2000. Watch Dr. Varmus introduce the seminar’s senior investigators.

02:57 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM
How Molecules and Signals Control Cell Behavior During Normal Embryonic Development and in Tumors (Part 2 of 5) 2008

Developmental biologist Kathryn Anderson explains developmental biology and its relationship to cancer mutations occurring during life.

23:31 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM
How Cell Division Plays a Central Role in Human Health and Disease (Part 3 of 5) 2008

Molecular biologist Prasad Jallepalli explains fundamental machinery and mechanisms of how cells divide.

33:55 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM
How Genetic Mutations Influence Cancer Risk and How Hereditary Predisposition Influences Cancer (Part 4 of 5) 2008

Medical oncologist Kenneth Offit explains inherited mutations, hereditary disease, and its influences on cancer.

23:52 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM
Question and Answer Session (Part 5 of 5) 2008

Students ask our scientists questions about research at Memorial Sloan Kettering and current cancer topics.

20:43 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM